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Illinois Budget 2013

Missed Opportunities

DeAngelo Bester | Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago
DeAngelo Bester

Making sure everyone pays their fair share is extremely important, but we need to make sure that the money generated is used for programs and services that invest in human needs, redress inequalities and expand opportunities for everyone.

Report: State Facility Closures To Cost At Least 2,300 Jobs

Posted 03.21.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to shutter 14 state facilities could come with an even broader economic impact than originally expected. Accordi...

Despite Budget Mess, Lawmakers Getting Raises

Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Despite the state's dire financial situation, as outlined last month in Democratic Governor Pat Quinn's budget address, lawmakers in Springfield are s...

Advocates Praise, Union Criticizes Quinn's Planned Youth Prison Closings

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close ten of the state's correctional facilities, two of which are juvenile detention centers, has drawn a mixed...